Schöpfung, Zufall oder viele Universen? 978-3-16-156418-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Matthias Schleiff

Schöpfung, Zufall oder viele Universen?

Ein teleologisches Argument aus der Feinabstimmung der Naturkonstanten

[Creation, Chance, or Many Universes? A Teleological Argument from Fine-Tuning the Constants of Nature.]

2019. XII, 319 pages.

Collegium Metaphysicum 21

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Teleological arguments based on the order of the world point to the existence of a creator. Matthias Schleiff develops a teleological argument from the cosmic phenomenon of fine-tuning by confronting alternative hypotheses (such as the Anthropic Principle or a multiverse theory), and thereby rekindles the conversation between the natural sciences, philosophy and theology about the beginning of the world.
Teleological arguments based on the order of the world point to the existence of a creator, and with the natural sciences now ever better able to describe these orders, the prospects for such arguments in favour of God succeeding have, contrary to popular belief, not worsened but improved. The phenomenon of fine-tuning represents a physical observation that a teleological argument can begin with: if the constants that rule the design of our universe had had even slightly different values, conscious life would never have happened. Matthias Schleiff develops the teleological fine-tuning argument from this phenomenon by confronting alternative explanatory hypotheses – such as randomness, the Anthropic Principle, or the theory of the multiverse – and rekindles the conversation between the natural sciences, philosophy and theology about the beginning of the world.
Authors/Editors

Matthias Schleiff Geboren 1982; Studium der Ev. Theologie, Philosophie und Latinistik an der Universität Münster; Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Münster; 2017 Promotion; seit 2017 Studienrat für die Fächer Evangelische Religion, Latein und Philosophie.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitzeichen — 20 (2019), S. 63–64 (Holm Tetens)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 144 (2019), S. 1188–1190 (Dirk Evers)
In: Dialogo Filosofico — 35 (2019), S. 280–281
In: Bref – Magazin d Reformierten — 2019, Nr. 15, S. 26 (Holm Tetens)
In: Arbeitskreis f. Evangelikale Theologie — https://rezensionen.afet.de/?p=1032 (Giancarlo Voellmy)
In: RPI Virtuell — 3 (2020), S. 103–104 (Andreas Behr)
In: Theologie und Philosophie — 95 (2020), S. 420–424 (H.-L. Ollig SJ)